It was another good year for volunteers and guests of the Community Thanksgiving meal as 120 people feasted on a traditional Thanksgiving dinner made up of turkey, ham and all of the trimmings. Those enjoying the meal served at the Bolin multi-purpose room included 92 guests, 16 deliveries and 12 staff members of volunteers.
“It went very well,” said Barb Rittal, one of a handful of organizers who has spearheaded the free volunteer-manned event for the past 7 years.
“We couldn’t have done it without the community support,” Rittal added. “That’s what helps make it go.”
Area businesses, organizations and school children donated items to this year’s community feast. Elementary children made placemats that decorated cafeteria tables while high school students baked 21 pies.
The event offers anyone visiting or living within the community a place to go for the holiday.
“Come and join us and take a little home,” Rittal said describing the heart behind the Thanksgiving Community meal.
Published Nov. 28, 2012